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Review of ACT Academy

ACT has just released ACT Academy, which is designed to help students “master the skills they need to improve their ACT scores.” But it is actually helpful? Let’s break it down. First, the SAT and the ACT have quite the reputation. There is a pretty sizeable, and not completely unfounded, belief that these standardized tests […]

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(Not so) Big Changes Ahead for ACT this Fall

Those of us in the test prep world have been tracking proposed changes to the ACT – set to release this fall of 2015 – for over a year now. ACT has been somewhat close-handed about these changes, aside from the occasional marketing-driven burst of info around the migration to online ACT testing or the reinvention of […]

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ACT to become computer-based test in 2015

ACT announced in 2013 that it was migrating to a computer-based administration in Spring of 2015. This announcement has led to some rumors that the test would change formats–to be more STEM-heavy, for instance–but ACT quickly put those rumors to rest by stating, “The content of the test will not change—the ACT will remain a […]